I need some heavy haul reference materials for securement.

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  1. TurkeyCreekJackJohnson

    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

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    Can someone point me to the regulation/s regarding the minimum numbers of straps/chains required for loads? Is that in the green book or is it local/state law that governs the requirements. Boss wants to start moving his own loaders/excavators around town.
    All my knowledge is from my days hauling military equipment and I want to make sure I provide the real and correct info. Also what is a good company website to order straps, chains, binders and other accessories? Thanks beforehand for the responses!
     
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  3. Judge

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    For loads up to 5,000 pounds, you need a minimum of two straps. For loads over 5,000 pounds, you need additional tie down straps. A good rule of thumb is one strap for every 10 feet of cargo length, if you are transporting 10,000 pounds or more, then to use at least four tiedowns

    Basically if you step back look at it and ask if yourself if you think it’ll ride.
     
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    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

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    Awesome! That's similar. Do you have anything regulatory I can quote the boss?

    Also, a front end loader say approx 20' long and weighing 28k. In the military we went 1 and a half times the load in grade 8 chains. So, 28k loader x 1.5= 42k load ÷ SWLL of a 1/2" grade 8 chain (12k) = 3.5 the number of chains required and round up any partials to one more chain. So 4 chains.

    Is there a similar civilian regulation?
     
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    Judge Road Train Member

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    Can do pretty much that, I always said lower rating, just to put more, 5k/straps say 8k/chains.

    I figured straps/chains would do no good in headache rack or side box if some nut brake checked,

    don’t help much but video


    And if you haul wood, of course raise the front bundle up and rear bundle at rear up, keeps it from telescoping out
     
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    The Green book is your basic guide. It is the MINIMUM requirement for securement. It does have some information on “Specialty” cargo. States and localities can have additional requirements for securement, generally they follow federal regulations.

    Where you are likely to encounter problems is with over size requirements. Each state and even local authorities can have different requirements. Have run into places that required a county or city permit for over size hauls.

    Some manufacturers have “shipping / transport information in the operating manuals.
    Like articulated loaders need to have the lock bars in place, location of tie down points and such.

    If you’re moving primarily in state, one place that can be a good source of information is your states trucking association. Sort of their business model.

    Here on TTR, try the heavy haul forum.
     
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  7. TurkeyCreekJackJohnson

    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

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    Could a Moderator please move this?

    Well... I thought I was posting in heavy haul. Darn it.

    Thanks for the insights too BTW!
     
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    I moved it for you.
     
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    TurkeyCreekJackJohnson Light Load Member

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    Awesome thank you very much!
     
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